Numerical simulations on the performance of water-based fire suppression systems

Jukka Vaari, Simo Hostikka, Topi Sikanen, Antti Paajanen

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    The development of new water-based fire suppression technologies has traditionally involved extensive full-scale fire performance testing. As the applications of the technologies grow larger in terms of physical dimensions and fire risks, performance testing of the systems calls for increasing and sometimes prohibitive resources both in terms of time and money. Recent developments in the capabilities of fire simulation software, especially the Fire Dynamics Simulator [1], suggest that some experimental effort may be replaced by computer simulations, cutting the R&D cost of fire suppression systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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